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Resources for Home, Safety, & Living Well

At Modern Castle we do our best to create guides and resources that help you make a safer and better home and life.

The guides below cover a variety of topics from safety and cleaning, to air quality and parenting, to what you can do to help alleviate food insecurity in your community.

Resources for Living

It may surprise you to know that many Americans don’t get enough to eat each day. It’s known as food insecurity and you’ll find it in every corner of the USA.

Our deep dive guide on food insecurity looks at the issue, how you can help, and resources for those dealing with food insecurity issues now.

Home & Household Dangers

Below you’ll find a complete list of safety in the home deep dive guides we’ve created:

There are many common dangers in every home. Our series on home safety will look at common household issues that can be unhealthy or even dangerous.

Our guides will research important topics like asbestos, lead paint, mold, carbon monoxide, and more. At Modern Castle, it’s our aim to help arm you with the information you need to make informed decisions to help improve the safety and health of your home.

House Cleaning Guides

Some cleaning jobs are definitely harder than others. However, most jobs have tips and secrets that can help turn a hard job into something way more manageable.

Below we’ve listed all of our guides on house and home cleaning:

Home Flooring Guides

Ready to rip out that old flooring and lay down something new? Learn the pros and cons on the best flooring and find the best floor type for your project.

Improve Indoor Air Quality

You’d be surprised at what’s floating in your home’s air. There is not much you can do about the outdoor air quality, but there’s plenty you can do to help improve your indoor air quality.

Parent Resources & Guides for Kids

Below you’ll find a full list of all of the topics and guides we’ve covered to date as part of our series on guides for parents and kids:

How to Build a Home Library for Kids

How to build a home library that both kids and adults will enjoy. Available in English or Spanish.

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Kid’s Guide: Recognizing Fake News

Help your kids increase their media literacy with this informative guide on identifying fake news.

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How to Get Your Kids Off of Screens

Find help and resources to limit screen time for kids and create a healthy balance with technology.

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How to Clean & Sanitize Your Kid’s Toys

Discover how to better protect your children with basic cleaning routine for their toys.

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How to Prepare Your Home for Foster Care

Extensive guidelines and resources on how to prep your home for foster care children.

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The 50 Best Children’s Books of All Time

List of the Best Children’s Books sorted by reading level.

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Other Home Resources

Our last series covers topics related to design, cleaning, research studies, and other topics that can be helpful to build the best version of your home.

PTSD, Depression, and Home Design

See how the layout of your house can help with PTSD and depression symptoms.

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What is the Coziest Day of the Year in your State?

What’s the Coziest Day of the Year in your home state in the USA? Let’s find out now.

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Cheapest Way to Soundproof a Room

There is no shortage of noise in our world. Discover how to soundproof a room fast and inexpensively.

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STUDY: Clean Home = More Stress, Less Stress

A 2019 study that those with a cleaner home are less stressed and have more sex. Discover more here.

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House Cleaning Schedule: A Printable Infographic

Get organized with this in-depth house cleaning schedule. Never be behind on cleaning again.

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Four Modern Window Seat Design Ideas

It’s hard to know what to do with that weird window seat. We’ve got several design ideas to help get you started.

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Whether you own or rent a house, apartment, condo, town-home, or something in between, building a livable and organized place that feels like home is difficult. For most of us it takes years of slowly designing, tweaking, and building to bring our vision of the perfect home to life.

About Modern Castle

Here at Modern Castle, it’s our hope to help you discover, research, and select the best products for your home. However, building your dream home is more than just the stuff of life that goes into your home.

Over the coming months we will be taking an in-depth look at important home issues and how those topics affect adults, parents, kids, and health— both mental and physical— as well as how you can design and manage your home to live a better, healthier, and more fulfilled life.

Have a question or comment? Or do you have a suggestion for a topic you think we should cover? Please send us an email using our contact form here.

About Derek Hales

Derek HalesDerek Hales is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of He has been featured in Fast Company, Reader's Digest, Business Insider,, She Knows, and other major publications. Derek has a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Kansas State University. Hales has been testing and reviewing products for the home since 2014.

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